volume 11, issue 3, P453 2021
DOI: 10.3390/met11030453
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Thywill Cephas Dzogbewu, Willie Bouwer du Preez

Abstract: Due to increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, surface coatings of medical devices with antimicrobial agents have come to the fore. These surface coatings on medical devices were basically thin coatings that delaminated from the medical devices due to the fluid environment and the biomechanical activities associated with in-service implants. The conventional methods of manufacturing have been used to alloy metal-based antimicrobial (MBA) agents such as Cu with Ti6Al4V to enhance its antibacterial prope…

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